Below are some links and resources which may be useful to those interested in the Classics.
- This is the UT departmental website. It has links to faculty CV’s, courses, and upcoming events. It also has its own resource pages (links are in the website’s sidebar) which are worth checking out.
- The website of the Eta Sigma Phi national organization.
- The Sportula – The Sportula is a wonderful group of Classics graduate students and junior faculty who give microgrants of up to $300 to disadvantaged or struggling students. If you ever need money for study abroad or for textbooks or for food, let them know, and they will do their best to help.
Latin and Greek
- Perseus Digital Library – This is an invaluable repository of classical texts both in translation and in the original language. It has vocabulary and grammatical help (although it’s not always reliable) for the texts as well. Translations can sometimes be archaic and shouldn’t be automatically trusted either.
- Study Guide to Wheelock’s Latin – This guide was set up by Dr. Dale Grote from UNC Charlotte in order to explain aspects of Wheelock, particularly to those who don’t have as strong a grasp of English grammar as Wheelock often supposes.
- Diccionario Griego-Espanol – The DGE is a Spanish to ancient Greek dictionary.
- Ephemeris – World news stories in Latin. The stories are all fairly brief, but it is both enjoyable to read them and beneficial to your Latin proficiency.
- Allen and Greenough’s New Latin Grammar – A copy of Allen and Greenough’s influential grammar, courtesy of the Perseus Digital Library. It is a comprehensive guide, although the Perseus version lacks a table of contents and can be a little inconvenient to use.
- Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum – A database of texts both in Latin and in translation hosted by the Forum Roman site. It has a good deal of post-Classical material.
- Greek and Roman Authors on LacusCurtius – A collection of texts in Greek, Latin, and English, curated by Bill Thayer on his LacusCurtius site (linked to below) and hosted by the University of Chicago. In addition to the texts, it usually has additional commentary and discussions of those texts, and it tries to be transparent on the editions and manuscripts it gets the text from.
- The Latin Library – A collection of the Latin texts for almost any conceivable author, from Cicero to Sir Isaac Newton. These texts are easily downloadable although they do not always agree with the texts from critical editions or even with Perseus and should be used with caution.
- Vicipaedia – This site is essentially Wikipedia, but in Latin. It doesn’t have quite as many pages or details as the main site, but it is a great way to work on your Latin skills while learning about a diverse range of things, many of them not even related to the Classical world.
- Utilia – A collection of links to useful resources for Latin and general Roman cultural information including dictionaries and collections of Latin mottoes.
Databases and Digital Tools
- Epigraphic Database Heidelberg – The EDH is a collection of Latin and bilingual inscriptions from across the ancient world. It is easily searchable and provides information on the text, date, findspot, and bibliographic references for each inscription. It has tens of thousands of inscriptions and photographs which can all be downloaded for easy reference.
- Papyri.info – This is a large database of papyrological material from a large number of institutions. Its search function is a little non-intuitive, but there is a help link at the bottom. It’s large amount of metadata is also appreciated.
- Trismegistos – This resource is linked with papyri.info above. It is beautifully arranged and easily searchable.
- ORBIS – A program created by Dr. Walter Scheidel at Stanford University which maps travel routes in the ancient world. It has a lot of variables you can manipulate such as starting and ending cities, season, mode of transportation, and the cost or speed of the given route.
- Quantitative Criticism Lab – QCL is run by UT’s very own Dr. Pramit Chaudhuri. Its Filum tool allows for the searching of intertexts across Latin literary texts. It’s easy to use and very useful.
- PHI Greek Inscriptions – The Packard Humanities Institute has a comprehensive and searchable database of Greek inscriptions organized by location.
- Pleiades – A gazeteer of ancient places and locations.
- Topos Text – An interactive map which allows you to look at all mentions of a particular location or feature in their hundreds of ancient texts. It also has a free app.
- Beazley Archive – The world’s largest collection of images of ancient painted pottery.
- Theoi Classical Library – A collection of mythological texts in translation. Most of the texts make use of out of copyright translations which may be difficult to read. The site also has a large encyclopedia of mythological characters and creatures.
- Medieval Bestiary – A catalog of animals and strange creatures from medieval manuscripts with descriptions, images, and other metadata.
- Suda Online – The Suda is a 10th century Byzantine encyclopaedia. It is also a dictionary with fanciful and interesting etymologies.
- Hestia – A platform which maps out Herodotus’s Histories using a geospatial platform that shows the relationships and connections between the different places mentioned.
- GeoDia – A tool for displaying archaeological sites in time and space started and directed by UT’s own Dr. Adam Rabinowitz.
- Sententiae Antiquae – An amazing blog run by Dr. Joel Christiansen (sententiaeantiquae) and Erik Robinson (palaiophron) which posts thematically linked quotes from the ancient world, and, occasionally, more substantive posts about the Classics and how they relate to today.
- Pharos – A blog by Dr. Curtis Dozier about how classical antiquity is abused by racist, misogynistic, and homophobic websites and online outlets. It calls attention to what they are doing and points out the hate and misinformation.
- Rogue Classicism – Posts about new archaeological finds and is a great way to learn more about the Classics.
- Classics at the Intersection – Dr. Rebecca Futo Kennedy’s blogs about race and social justice in antiquity and how we treat it today.
- History From Below – “Musings on daily life in the ancient and medieval Mediterranean” Dr. Sarah Bond’s blog discusses the past in an insightful and relatable way. She is also a regular contributor to Forbes and Hyperallergic.
- Eidolon – A feminist, progressive blog with articles by contributors about aspects of how the Classics intersects with the present.
- Kiwi Hellenist – Dr. Peter Gainsford posts about “modern myths about the ancient world.”